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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall
2.5 of 5 Motel   |   2501 S Shirley Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Sioux Falls)   |  
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Ranked #8 of 49 hotels in Sioux Falls
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“Very nice hotel for family”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

If you are passing through Sioux Falls on way to Mt Rushmore or need to stay longer in SF, this is a very good place for family. The room was larger than most so we didn't feel so cramped, room was clean and we are ultra-picky on cleanliness, the lobby had been recently remodeled and the breakfast was better than most continental breakfast that you get - in fact that clinched our feeling that we were getting a good value since the breakfast had eggs, sausage, etc. We were happy with our stay!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpsf, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, August 20, 2009
Thank you for the compliment! We work very hard to make sure that our guests have an excellent stay at our hotel. I feel that breakfast is important to the start of everyone's day. We always have a meat and hot egg, as well as biscuits and gravy and even homemade muffins. If you like snacks, during the weeknights we have a snack bar at 4 PM with items such as fresh baked cookies, bars, and popcorn. Thank you for choosing our hotel!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

Very clean attractive room. Stayed in room with king bed and pull-out sofa bed. Room included a “kitchenette” area with sink, microwave, coffee maker, oak cupboards/drawers. Nice pool area. Great value compared to other stays on our trip. Excellent super-deluxe complimentary continental breakfast. Definitely would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, June 25, 2009
Thank you so much for the compliment! I appreciate your business and I hope to see you again in the future!
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Fond Du Lac, WI
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

Nothing to complain about here. Great Rooms, Great service, Ideally located for movie theatre, shops & great food. Prices are low too. I great place to stay just a few minutes drive from downtown.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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hiexpsf, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall, responded to this review, June 25, 2009
Thank you for the compliment of our hotel! I appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again!
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Pueblo, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2008

All I can say is "WOW". We stayed at 6 different hotels on a road trip, and we were completeley blown away by the quality of this hotel.
This hotel is conveniently located right off of I-29, in a very well developed area close to many shops and restaurants. The friendliness of the front desk staff was unbelieveable, we had trouble getting the door to our room to unlock and they fixed the problem immediately.
We were also impressed with the cleanliness of the lobby area, which contained a large flat-screen tv as well as a business center with 3 computers.
Our room was larger than what we have been used to with the Holiday Inn Express chain, and it was the first time I have ever seen a flat-screen TV in a hotel room.
If there is a better place to stay in Soiux Falls, I would like to see it, as this hotel exceeded all of our expectations.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Spearfish, South Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

What a great hotel! We arrived late and couldn't find the hotel. The attendant at the desk was extremely helpful and patient, guiding us in by phone.
When we arrived, we were pleased to find a beautiful, sparkling clean room with a nice view.
All around wonderful experience. I would have liked to stay here for the rest of the week!

  • Liked — Fantastic service and super comfortable, clean attractive rooms.
  • Disliked — no complaints
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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rochester, mn
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2007

This exceeded our expectations!! The rooms were large and very clean. The beds were fabulous and so was the shower. The pool area was fun, but I was told you needed wristbands to enter the pool area and ride the slide but many in the area did not have on wristbands which seemed like a ripoff for us. The slide was fun and the waterpark area for littler ones was great. Both the hot tub and the slide were out of service in the morning which was very disappointing to us.

Stayed June 2007
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Belle River, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2007

Absolutely wonderful, hotel. It's located close to the highway. Close by are a huge variety of stores, resturants etc.

The hotel is new, clean with lots of little extras. By the elevator and the door, they post weather reports for the week. In the room they have contact information if you need weather/road reports. The staff are friendly and helpful. There is always a hot cup of coffee available. We have a King suite and it's great. Spacious room, wth a fridge, mirco wave, coffeemaker, fridge. The bathroom is clean with good counter space. The toliet paper is not that cheap scratchy stuff. My only complaint is that they have the disposable glasses/mugs instead of glass/ceramic one.

The screened windows open which is great so we can get some fresh air. If you have a computer they offer wireless and a bridge if you need one.

There is a pool, excersice (adult only) room and a breakfast area.

This is a wonderful hotel, great location...I'll definately be back.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — the plastic cups
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: 2501 S Shirley Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (Formerly Holiday Inn Express Sioux Falls)
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Location: United States > South Dakota > Sioux Falls
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Sioux Falls
#13 Business Hotel in Sioux Falls
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls At Empire Mall 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Sioux Falls, a city rich in history and a regional hub for corporate and retail services. The history of Sioux Falls revolves around the cascades of the Big Sioux River. The falls were created approximately 14,000 years ago when the last glacial ice sheet redirected the flow of the Big Sioux River. With our hotel's convenient location, you will find us easily accessible to many attractions such as the Empire Mall, Sertoma Butterfly House and Outdoor Campus, Falls Park, the Washington Pavilion and Wild Water West Amusement Park. We are also conveniently located by many restaurants such as Ruby Tuesday and corporate locations such as banks, hospitals, Joe Foss Field Airport, and the Ivy Room Conference Center. Our hotel offers limited shuttle service to the airport and other corporate locations. While in Sioux Falls, make sure to sit along the banks of the mighty Big Sioux River at Falls Park, our city's namesake. While there you can check out the Horse Barn Art Gallery and Falls Park Tower. Welcome to Sioux Falls, the heart of America! ... more   less 
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